So remember that ginger syrup we made for the pomegranate + ginger no churn ice cream? Well, as a Kitchen Therapy rule, we aim to make recipes with minimal effort, minimal wastage and reasonable methods to making good food.

So here I am using up the leftovers of the ginger syrup we made HERE, because no point in letting that go! I’ve been having severe coconut cravings recently, and this was a unique answer for that. (Also, I am in dire need of a vacation, and this is as close as I can be to a beach right now!)

I’ve been quite intrigued by the concept of ‘Nice Cream’ – a new concept of being able to eat ice cream or rather, a frozen dessert, without the heavy ingredients, based usually on bananas. As is the norm for me, I decided to forgo the standard base, and do something a bit different to satisfy my cravings.

A bit of coconut water, shredded coconut, frozen pineapple cubes, lemon zest, and the ginger syrup, with the actual ginger pieces – juiced up in a smoothie maker and then placed into an airtight container to freeze up nicely for 6-7 hours… if you can wait that long! I also suggest a few spoons of coconut cream or milk if you like something a bit more creamier, but this is optional.

Also, if you’re feeling naughty, throw in some alcohol of your choice for a boozy dessert!

Scoop up and serve in a coconut bowl and an umbrella!

The Recipe
Serves 6


  • 1 cup pineapple cubes, frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/8 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup ginger syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk/cream


  • Place all the ingredients into a smoothie maker or blender. Crush until smooth.
  • Pour into an airtight container.
  • Freeze overnight or at least 6-7 hours.
  • Before serving, bring the container out of the freezer to soften a bit before serving.
  • Serve in a coconut bowl with an umbrella!

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